Creating Wealth Real Estate Investing with Jason Hartman
CW 309: A Personal Journey from the .COM Crash to the Real Estate Crash with Roger Salam Founder and CEO of Winners Circle

Join Jason Hartman as he talks with real estate investor and Winners Circle founder and CEO, Roger Salam about Roger’s journey from going bust in the dot com business to becoming a successful real estate investor until the housing bubble burst.

Roger began this journey by investing in himself before investing in properties, but as he said, “I was getting ready to get ready to get ready, and I was so scared to pull the trigger for the first house.” Finally, with the help of a mentor, he purchased his first property…in a war zone of drug dealers and thugs.

He shares his experiences of cleaning up the neighborhood, building relationships and putting together a team of other investors. He started investing in higher quality neighborhoods and began working with hard-money lenders. Roger’s venture grew until it became nationwide, but the housing bust led to him unraveling his portfolio. Jason and Roger talk about the bad deals created by the banks and the shift in real estate deals that have created better opportunities for investors. Roger’s experiences taught him a lot and led him to create The Winners Circle.

Direct download: cw-309-RogerSalam.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:49pm EDT

CW 308: Cyprus Bailout & The Race to Debase Currencies with John Rubino of TheStreet.com and DollarCollapse.com

Jason Hartman and John Rubino of DollarCollapse.com tackle the latest hot EU issue happening in Cyprus with the potential implosion of the Cyprian banking system. John discusses what is on the table to bail out Cyprus and the consequences of any deals reached. He also shares his outlook for Japan, the U.S. and other countries around the world, including the race to debase currencies and the run to gold.

John Rubino manages the popular financial website DollarCollapse.com. He is co-author, with GoldMoney’s James Turk, of The Collapse of the Dollar and How to Profit From It (Doubleday, 2007), and author of Clean Money: Picking Winners in the Green-Tech Boom (Wiley, 2008), How to Profit from the Coming Real Estate Bust (Rodale, 2003) and Main Street, Not Wall Street (Morrow, 1998). After earning a Finance MBA from New York University, he spent the 1980s on Wall Street, as a Eurodollar trader, equity analyst and junk bond analyst. During the 1990s he was a featured columnist with TheStreet.com and a frequent contributor to Individual Investor, Online Investor, and Consumers Digest, among many other publications. He currently writes for CFA Magazine.

Direct download: cw-308-JohnRubino.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:58pm EDT

CW 307: Gold Market Corrections & An Uncertain Future for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac with Jim Rogers

Jason Hartman is joined by Jim Rogers, who is returning to the show a second time, to talk about Jim’s thoughts on several issues. Jim discusses the possibility of a major correction in the gold market, cautioning that it is not normal to have so many speculators rushing in right now. He gives his opinion on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, stating that eventually Congress may have to get rid of them and he doesn't see how they can continue to survive.

Jim gives his insights on real estate markets and the possible ramifications and benefits if Fannie and Freddie were gone. He also talks about the direction of home-building, and his opinion of the so-called “recovery” in our country, noting that certain sectors are doing quite well.

Direct download: cw-307-JimRogers.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:00pm EDT

CW 306: Central American Real Estate Investment Markets with Jason Hartman Podcasting from San Pedro, Belize

Jason Hartman just returned from his second real estate scouting trip to Belize and doesn't have much to show for it in terms of cash flowing income properties.  In this episode you'll hear his discussion from the beach in Ambergris Caye, San Pedro, Belize with a developer who is active in four countries in the region.

Direct download: cw-306-MikeCobb.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

CW 305: American & International Real Estate Investing plus Judicial vs Non-Judicial Foreclosures with Investment Counselor Steve

Jason Hartman covers several issues in this episode including; American vs. international real estate investing, keeping ROI score, maintaining emotional stability, judicial vs non-judicial foreclosures, and much more with investment counselor, Steve.

Direct download: cw-305-JasonSteve.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:21pm EDT

CW 304: Nominal Dollars vs Real Dollars & Understanding Investor Psychology with Investment Counselor Sara

Jason Hartman talks with investment counselor, Sara, about investor psychology, overcoming obstacles and getting out of our own way.  The smoke-and-mirrors propaganda perpetuated by mainstream media (lamestream media as Sarah Palin says) in reporting the new high in the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA).  

They almost always fail to distinguish between nominal dollars and real dollars.  Jason illustrates how investors have actually lost money in inflation adjusted dollars and how the Dow has to increase a lot more before investors break even based on the two peaks.  This lie is even worse when one considers how inflation is underreported in the consumer price index (CPI and CPI-U) due to weighting, substitution and hedonics (the hedonic index).  Another misrepresentation is the 'core rate' or 'core inflation' which strips out food and energy because they're too volatile.

Direct download: cw-304-LenderPanel.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

CW 303: Visualizing Finance with Carl Richards Author of ‘The Behavior Gap: Simple Ways to Stop Doing Dumb Things With Money’

It is possible to illustrate complex financial concepts and Jason Hartman interviews author/artist, Carl Richards, who developed a way to do this and led to his book, The Behavior Gap: Simple Ways to Stop Doing Dumb Things with Money.  Carl creates simple sketches that help people understand financial concepts, which he refers to as Visualizing Finance. People are primarily visual learners and Carl found that as he made the concepts visual, it was easier to communicate them to others effectively.

He shares some of these visualizations, such as the market cycles, explaining the terms he uses and the psychology behind the buy/sell behaviors in the stock market. Using a Venn diagram, he is able to help people realize what they have control over and what they don’t, whether it’s investments or business, and enabling them to make better decisions and simplify their financial life.

Carl became an accidental artist with his simple sketches that make complex financial concepts easy to understand for thousands of people every week on The New York Times Bucks blog. Richards’ art had its first showing at the Kimball Art Center, in Park City, Utah. His commissioned work is on display in businesses and educational institutions across the country.

Direct download: cw-303-CarlRichards.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:10am EDT